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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Ushering in fall at Bellmore’s Family Street Festival
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Susan Grieco/Herald
Fair-goers always find thrills at the carnival, a major attraction at the annual Bellmore Family Street Festival, which opens Sept. 19.
The festivities begin, as always, on Thursday evening with an array of carnival rides and game booths on the midway. On Friday, the rides will continue, along with a classic rock concert at the Showmobile in the Long Island Rail Road parking lot off Pettit Avenue along the midway. The entire festival comes to life on Saturday and Sunday with varied activities and exhibitors.
First and foremost it’s a family affair, so that means that there’s much going to keep kids busy all weekend-long. The Kids Expo portion features the astonishing antics of “Robin Lynch the Aerialist” all day Saturday and Sunday. Also be sure to catch the always-popular Erik’s Reptile Edventures on Saturday, at 3:30 p.m.
The petting zoo is, of course, a big draw with all sorts of farm animals to feed. The kids will have fun on the pony rides, and be delighted with lots of free on-going hands-on activities. Also, younger visitors will enjoy the smaller-sized carnival rides, pasta picture frame making, jewelry making, and face painting.
Other activities include the Maple Family Center Portable Bowling Lane, an interactive exhibit presented by the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Radio Disney, and the Riverhead Aquarium Shark Truck.
Everyone will find much to amuse themselves with at the carnival, which includes all sorts of rides and games of chance to thrill all ages. Don’t miss out on the Himalaya and the Riptide, and the fascinating Belmont Magic Show on Pettit Avenue.
There’s plenty of live entertainment as well. Local musical acts will fill the air with tunes all weekend-long at the Showmobiles on Pettit Avenue and Broadway (Food Court), along with the Toddler Jam at the north end. Also stop by the karate and dance demonstrations and see some of the impressive talents in the area strut their stuff.
And what would a festival be without crafts and assorted treasures for sale? For the shoppers in attendance, over 100 vendors are on hand selling all sorts of handmade wares. Additional attractions include military, business, health and wellness, animal and home improvement expos.
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